High Holidays

The 12 Steps of the Days of Awe

By Rabbi Joe Ozarowski, Chaplain, JCFS Chicago

People actively working a Recovery Program already know the worth and power of the well-known 12 Steps.  But I have always believed that everyone should work a program – there is so much wisdom within these sensible steps that can help all people struggling with challenges.

At the addiction and misuse services, we try to connect the spirituality and practices of Judaism to the Steps and addiction-recovery year round.  The Jewish Days of Awe, often known as the “High Holidays,” offer us the chance to reflect and integrate the Steps with the larger spiritual messages embedded in these special days. 

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New Beginnings: Jewish Teachings And 12-Steps To Recovery

by Beth Fishman, Ph.D

Addiction is a disease that impacts our community and a disease that can be treated. addiction and misuse services was created to assist those in the path of addiction’s immediate trauma and to help build caring communities that are aware of and responsive to the problem of addiction. Programs offered by the addiction and misuse services address specific needs of Chicago’s Jewish community, and reflect best practices from across the country.

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